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McCormick, Jazarae K.; Brady, Michael P.; Morris, John D.; Heiser, Lawrence A.; Miller, Katie M. – Teacher Educator, 2019
Multiple threats to validity and reliability exist when value-added models (VAMs) rely wholly on standardized assessments to measure the relationship between teachers and their K-12 students' learning gains. Research on a curriculum-based VAM, built on evidence-based practices, continues to establish an explicit link between teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers
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Barnes, Nicole; Fives, Helenrose; Matthews, Jamaal Sharif; SaizdeLaMora, Kit Marie – Teacher Educator, 2018
We examined 179 teachers' perceptions of their own classroom practices and their school's motivational climate to illuminate the ways these perceptions work in concert. Using teachers' responses to two scales of the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Survey, a cluster analysis revealed three profiles of teachers described as cluster 1:" Aligned:…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Abo-Zena, Mona M. – Teacher Educator, 2018
Despite many welcoming individuals and communities, the hegemonic narrative regarding immigrant origin families suggests that hard work may not be enough to overcome the economic, social, and political walls within and encompassing the United States. The increasingly diverse stories of immigrant families are often met with undifferentiated…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Preservice Teacher Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Immigrants
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Collier, Margo; Kingsley, Karla V.; Ovitt, Brigid; Lin, Yi-Ling; Romero Benavidez, Juliette – Teacher Educator, 2017
Technology has reshaped conceptions of professional development by increasing access to information, enabling sustained follow-up efforts, and fostering teacher reflection and collaboration. Drawing on theoretical models of parent involvement and an ethic of caring, this study examined the perceptions and attitudes of educators toward…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Disabilities
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Gasman, Marybeth; Samayoa, Andrés Castro; Ginsberg, Alice – Teacher Educator, 2017
This article explores the role of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in producing teachers of color. Specifically, it looks at larger national trends and highlights individual MSIs that have experienced success in the area of teacher education and the production of teachers of color. Recommendations are made to assist colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Minority Group Teachers, Educational Trends, Success
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Hourigan, Mairéad; Leavy, Aisling M. – Teacher Educator, 2017
Teacher knowledge is a critical focus of educational research in light of the potential impact of teacher knowledge on student learning. The dearth of research exploring entry-level preservice teachers' geometric knowledge poses an onerous challenge for mathematics educators in initial teacher education (ITE) when designing experiences that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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Clark, Pat; Zygmunt, Eva; Howard, Tyrone – Teacher Educator, 2016
Tyrone Howard is Professor of Education at UCLA; Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and former Director of Center X, which is where UCLA's teacher education program is housed. Center X provides a unique setting where researchers and practitioners collaborate to design and conduct programs that prepare and support K-12 teachers and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Summer Programs
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Noel, Jana – Teacher Educator, 2016
Traditional campus-based teacher education programs, located on college or university campuses, have been criticized for being removed from the "real world" of community life, and a number of programs have moved directly into urban communities in order for preservice teachers to become immersed in the life of the community. This article…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Teacher Education, Communities of Practice, Culturally Relevant Education
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Han, Heejeong Sophia; Damjanovic, Victoria – Teacher Educator, 2014
This study is an examination of early childhood preservice teachers' kindergarten internship experiences to identify the supportive and challenging conditions for their learning and explore in what ways those conditions are productive or unproductive for them, based on ecological perspective as a theoretical framework. Qualitative data were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Kindergarten, Internship Programs, Early Childhood Education
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Ravitch, Diane – Teacher Educator, 2014
This article address the falsehoods regarding No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top legislation, the educational reformers' stance that schools are failing, the privatization movement in education, and the issues of technology in the schools. The importance of poverty is emphasized, although policymakers ignore it and advocate school choice as…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Misconceptions, Federal Legislation, Public Education
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Beare, Paul; Torgerson, Colleen; Marshall, James; Tracz, Susan; Chiero, Robin – Teacher Educator, 2014
The Department of Education is moving to change accountability for teacher preparation institutions to include surveys of the graduates and their supervising principal following paid employment. This study describes one of a number of quantitative studies that examine the validity and usefulness of such follow-up surveys. Using multiple years of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Questionnaires, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation
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Smith, Emily R.; Avetisian, Virginia – Teacher Educator, 2011
Research on learning to teach repeatedly cites the disjuncture in teaching practices promoted across universities and K-12 schools. Much of the literature that is focused on this "two-worlds pitfall" (Feiman-Nemser & Buchmann, 1985) describes the influence of cooperating teachers' more traditional teaching practices on teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Constructivism (Learning), Student Teachers, Mentors
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DeJean, William – Teacher Educator, 2010
Much has been written about the challenges facing gay and lesbian educators working in K-12 environments, yet little is written about queer preservice teachers who are preparing to enter the profession. As such, this article examines the interconnection between a queer teacher educator and a lesbian preservice teacher as they work collaboratively…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Homosexuality
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Daugherty, Martha; Logan, Jenny; Turner, Matthew; Compton, David – Teacher Educator, 2003
Examined associations among three psychological characteristics and classroom performance ratings of prospective teachers who were assessed on personality style, creative thinking, motivation, and classroom performance competency during student teaching. Student teachers completed psychological evaluations, and their supervisors evaluated their…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Individual Psychology
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Ginsberg, Rick; Whaley, David – Teacher Educator, 2003
Examined the legal climate regarding admissions and retention in teacher preparation programs and the current practices of selected programs. Data from legal/archival research and an online survey of 27 universities indicated that teacher preparation programs have more legal latitude than is being employed for admission and retention decisions.…
Descriptors: College Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility
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